Anchors

(7 customer reviews)

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All three of our stands come with the anchors you need. You may want extra, alternate, or replacement anchors. Here is where you order them. All of our anchors are suitable for general ground anchoring purposes, whether using our stands or not. All are far more robust than common tarp and tent stakes.

Ground anchors are a measure of last resort. It is nearly always preferable to use features on site, such as the bases of woody shrubs, heavy picnic tables, door hinge pins, driftwood, etc. For ground anchors, the best choice depends on the firmness or composition of the soil.

For soft to medium soils, the large Orange Screw is fantastic. They are made in the USA of recycled polycarbonate and incredibly durable. The manufacturer warrants them for life.

For medium to hard soils we offer Tensa Boomstakes. These are two-part anchors with a nearly indestructible 8mm solid titanium spike and a reinforced 7000-series aluminum boom tube to substantially increase the holding power in softer ground, redirecting the pulling vector to a point underground so they work somewhat like ground hooks. The boom is unnecessary in very hard ground. They can be pounded into ground too hard for screw anchors, such as at many developed camping sites. They are also lighter and more compact than Orange Screws, a good hiker’s choice. See the Boomstake instruction sheet for detail.

Our lightest anchor is the Peggy Peg. It is similar in design to the Orange Screw, but marginally longer, and half the weight, may cut through harder ground better, and has smart ribs on the upper part of the shaft to secure guylines at ground level when the screw can’t be sunk fully into the ground. It does require a 17mm wrench to insert. Any 17mm wrench will do, but we offer a very light and compact version. Only one wrench is needed for any number of Peggy Pegs, another part of the weight saving when carrying several pegs.

For heavier hangers in softer ground, use three or four anchors per hammock end (Solo and Trekking Treez) instead of the usual two. The other option is to get creative with, for example, climbing nuts and dead-man’s anchors from bags filled with the loose earth. Creativity can make granite slabs, gravel bars, and sugar sand hammock friendly.

Description

Anchor weights are:
1 Orange Screw 113g (3.8oz)
1 Orange Screw cover/insertion tube 47g (1.6oz) (only need to carry one, but not required)
1 boom 45g (1.6oz)
1 40cm titanium spike 92g (3.1oz)
1 30cm titanium spike 69g (2.3oz)
1 Peggy Peg 62g (2.2oz)
1 17mm wrench for inserting Peggy Pegs 8g (0.3oz) (only need to carry one)

Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 16 × 1 × 1 in
Type

Peggy Peg – Large, Orange Screw – Large, 30cm Boomstake, 40cm Boomstake, Boom only, 30cm stake only, 40cm stake only, 17mm UL wrench

7 reviews for Anchors

  1. Bennett Kegan (verified owner)

  2. Derek (verified owner)

  3. Kevin H. (verified owner)

    The big orange screw anchors are worth every penny! I purchased extra & also use them to stake other items, like my sun shade. Their strength allowed me to keep this tarp super tight for several days.

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  4. Thomas B. (verified owner)

    I bought 4 of the 30cm stakes to use with two Solo conversion kits. I have use the stakes on three outings now with mixed results. The first trip the soil was too sandy (although in the woods) and the stakes did not hold. Next two trips, we had both hammocks, therefore both Solo kits. Each time in the same exact area (less than 10 feet apart) my wife’s hammock fared well with the stakes, while at least one of my stakes pulled out each trip. Not sure if the 40cm would have been better, but on each trip, I have brought our orange screw stakes from our full hammock stands (as a backup) and they worked fine. I am sure these work well at established/overused campsites.

    • Todd (store manager)

      Thomas, you may have better results following these tips on how to relieve stress on your anchors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIo6XWYKG5Q .

    • Todd (store manager)

      It’s certainly true that the 30cm Boomstakes fare worse in sandy loose soil than screw types or the 40cm Boomstakes. If the ground is soft enough to dig away by hand, it is advisable to do so until finding firmer ground below, then driving in the anchors.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I got both the screws and the hard ground stakes. Glad I got both because I felt like I would have broken the screws going into my ground. I also don’t know what the ground will be like when camping.

  7. Ken Braithwaite (verified owner)

    Look solid enough for the purpose

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